By Francisco Salazar
Quotes from today’s conference held in Los Angeles for the twelve-round super welterweight clash between Paul “The Punisher” Williams (38-1, 27 KOs) and Kermit “The Killer” Cintron (32-2-1, 28 KOs) to be held Saturday, May 8 at The Home Depot Center Tennis Stadium in Carson, CA.
Paul Williams: “I thank Kermit for giving me the opportunity for this fight. Why? Because everone else pulls out on me. I know that he’s a hard puncher and he’s going to bring it. He’s got a lot to prove. I like this fight because this is going to be a knockdown drag-out fight. This will be a good fight for fans to see.”
Kermit Cintron: “I have nothing bad to say about Paul Williams. He’s a great champion. It will be a great night on May 8th for two great champions. I know that I will be coming into this fight in the best shape ever. This fight will not be like Pacquiao-Clottey. Let the best man win.”
Promoter Dan Goossen added, “Paul Williams has the strongest resume of any fighter in the last two years. I give him straight A’s for the different challenges he has faced. Cintron is tough fighter who goes out there and beats Alfredo Angulo. It was a great win for him and he earned this shot.”
Goossen also announced that Lightweight Martin Honorio will fight in the 12 round co-feature bout against Argenis Mendez (15-1, 9 KO’s). “I am very happy to be fighting in the co-feature bout of a great card,” said Honorio. “I’m ready to fight on May 8th.”
Tickets for “The Weight is Over” card are priced at $200, $100, $50, and $25. Tickets go on sale at the Home Depot Center box office in Carson, CA this Saturday. HBO will televise.